10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 6

Emcee, Ira Zunin, MD, MPH

10 AM

HMSA Blue Zones Hawaii Project

Blue Zone Project Hawaii, presents an ongoing pilot community health program introduced by HMSA in Windward Oahu, West Hawai‘i, Central Maui, Wahiawa, Kapolei/Ewa, and Manoa/Makiki/Moili‘ili, based on the longevity factors found common to a half-dozen communities around the world, identified by National Geographic and popularized by Dan Buettner in his New York Times bestselling book, The Blue Zones; Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who Live Longest

Craig Petty

VP, Account Management, Healthways

AJ Halagao

Manager of Corporate and Community Advancement, Hawaiian Electric Industries; VP HEI Charitable Foundation

Carol Ignacio

Blue Zones Project, Government and Community Affairs Manager, island of Hawaii.

Tai Matsuoka, Mod.

Community Engagement Supervisor, HMSA

11 AM

Health Through Mindfulness

How far can the mind go toward preventing and resolving medical illness? What is the natural relationship between the body and the mind and is there really a difference? How can we get started with mindfulness for self-care that is enjoyable, doable and effective?

Bodhi Be

Buddhist Minister

Jennie Lee

Author, True Yoga: Practicing With the Yoga Sutras for Happiness & Spiritual Fulfillment

Joel Salinas, MD

Author, Mirror touch: Notes from a Doctor Who Can Feel Your Pain


Integrative Medicine

Whether dealing with obesity, diabetes, chronic pain, heart disease or cancer, how can a team-based approach to healthcare achieve better results? Learn how a dedicated group of providers works to bring together the best of modern medicine and traditional healing arts with cultural sensitivity and a whole patient emphasis.

Ira Zunin, MD, MPH

Medical Director, Manakai O Malama

Christine Fukui, MD

Sleep Physician, Department of Defense Tripler Army Medical Center

Landon Oponui, ND

Naturopathic Physician at Manakai O Malama | Vice President of Hawaii Society of Naturopathic Physicians

Carastona Poppas, DC

Chiropractor at Manakai O Malama

Hilary Valentine

Director of Occupational Therapy at Manakai O Malama Integration Health Care and Rehabilitation Center

1 PM

Opiate Hawai‘i

Opiate Hawaii- Residents of the islands suffer from an unprecedented and worsening epidemic of prescription drug abuse, diversion and opiate overdose. Why did it get so bad and how do we solve it? What efforts are underway on the part of the physicians, legislators and community groups?

Karen I. Ching, MD

Nephrologist, Kaiser Permanente

Will Scruggs, MD

Emergency Medicine

Keith Kamita

Retired Chief Special Agent Narcotics Enforcement Division, PSD

Lynn Muneno, RN

Instructor, Pain and Palliative Care at The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawaii Medical Library

2 PM

Conscious Dying

Death is inevitable but the time of our death is truly unpredictable. Life is like a soap bubble - it can burst at any time. How can we as patients, providers and caretakers prepare for the inevitable while minimizing the experience of pain, fear and suffering to enable a conscious passing?

Rev. Bodhi Be

Buddhist minister

Zoe FitzGerald Carter

Author, Imperfect Endings

Haemin Sumin

Author, The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World

3 PM

Transforming the War on Cancer

Novel breakthroughs are revolutionizing cancer treatment toward a more individualized approach. Listen to the director of the UH Cancer Center and Hawaii-based specialists talk about how much is changing both in the lab and in the community.

Randall Holcombe, MD, MBA

Director, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Interim Director, Clinical Trials Office

Clinical Faculty
Translational and Clinical Research

Researcher, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Professor of Medicine (Tenured), John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Mānoa

Shane Morita, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor
Clinical and Translational Research Program,
University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Assistant Clinical Professor, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa;

Attending Surgeon, Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery, The Queen's Medical Center;

Director, Surgical Oncology Research Program, The Queen's Cancer Center

Jared Acoba, MD

Assistant Professor, Clinical and Translational Research Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center; Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Internal Medicine, John A. Burns School of Medicine; Director of Research, The Queen's Medical Center Cancer Center

Ian Okazaki, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor., Clinical and Translational Research Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center Medical Staff
Straub Clinic and Hospital

4 PM

Obamacare vs. Trumpscare

However imperfect, Obamacare now covers 20 million more Americans. Still the current presidential administration and much of congress intends to repeal and replace it. What are the chances of this coming to pass and how might Hawaii be insulated from negative impacts?

JP Schmidt

Former Insurance Commissioner of the State of Hawai‘i

Deb Taira

Associate Professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy

Will Scruggs, MD

Emergency Medicine